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If he's serious, it won't be until after the election that they'll have any idea of the specifications they'll ask for in a competition.  If he's not, he has that as an excuse to do nothing substantive before cancelling the program quietly should he be elected.  For that matter, the Conservatives can do the same if they win claiming lack of funds.

We'll do well to get eight.  I hope we get at least three to replace the old Victorias.  I be disappointed but not surprised if we get none.

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2 hours ago, R011 said:

If he's serious, it won't be until after the election that they'll have any idea of the specifications they'll ask for in a competition.  If he's not, he has that as an excuse to do nothing substantive before cancelling the program quietly should he be elected.  For that matter, the Conservatives can do the same if they win claiming lack of funds.

We'll do well to get eight.  I hope we get at least three to replace the old Victorias.  I be disappointed but not surprised if we get none.

Agreed

I suspect this is more about angling for an invite to AUKUS than actually addressing the RCN's need for some new subs.  

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4 hours ago, R011 said:

Or diverting US criticism of our 1.3% defence spending while posturing for the upcoming election.

Trudeau cares only about Trudeau, everybody knows it and no body will trust Trudeau with any intelligence information as he will, or has released it for political gain. So any invite to AUKUS is out till he is. I can see the project being cancelled due and possibly not meeting NATO spending due to lack of funds as Canada is broke. It's going to take decades to recover from Trudeau's spending.

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"There is no money"/"We're broke" is codespeak for "I can't be bothered with restructuring the budget to set priorities" or, alternatively, "I don't want to spend money on this, but I can't admit that in public".

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19 minutes ago, Ssnake said:

"There is no money"/"We're broke" is codespeak for "I can't be bothered with restructuring the budget to set priorities" or, alternatively, "I don't want to spend money on this, but I can't admit that in public".

 Normally this would be the case but there is nothing left to restructure in the budget as suprise, suprise budgets don't Ballance themselves. Especially when having a journalist as a finance Minister, and the Prime Idiot having to form a coalition with Socialist to stay in power. The UK/France should take note as they might be going the same way.

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11 minutes ago, Rick said:

Don't follow Canadian politics, but is Trudeau up for reelection this year?  

Not till October next year if he makes it till then. Considering the Liberals just lost a safe seat in Toronto. Which would be the equivalent of the Republicans winning in Downtown New York city. This should give you an idea of his position.

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On 7/16/2024 at 3:32 AM, Argus said:

Agreed

I suspect this is more about angling for an invite to AUKUS than actually addressing the RCN's need for some new subs.  

Does the AUKUS operational requirement offer what Canada needs, I wonder.

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5 hours ago, DB said:

Does the AUKUS operational requirement offer what Canada needs, I wonder.

More defence cooperation.  invitations to conferences and banquets.  A place at a prestigious table that we don't need to do much to earn.  we aren't join9ing the sub program.  It's too expensive for our needs.

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